© Andrej Grilc


“Études & Préludes” twice at the Vienna Konzerthaus

19.10. & 20.10.2023

Dora Deliyska opens up new listening experiences

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“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”


A conversation with Alain Steffen

New release at Hänssler Classic – “Études & Préludes”


© Jennifer Gelardo

Pre-Release Talk Concert at the Konzerthaus


Dora Deliyska and Christoph Wellner, editor-in-chief of Radio Klassik Stephansdom and musicologist talk about the concept and the genesis of “Études & Préludes”

New videos
“Études & Préludes”

Dora Deliyska
and Emil Tabakov,
Ravel Concerto in G


© Daniel Lekov

Dora Deliyska
for Diva Magazine

© Alexander Bogdan Thompson

Dora Deliyska appointed
artist in Residence
for the Season 2021/2022
in State Opera Plovdiv


Dora Deliyska
to record in
Teldex Studio, Berlin

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Daniel Hope
and Dora Deliyska
at Europe@home

26.02.2021  |  7.00 pm
Live-Stream on ARTE TV
The pianist Dora Deliyska is a guest on “Europe@Home” on Arte TV and presents the musical diversity of her home country Bulgaria. She also plays pieces from her latest CD “Alles Walzer, einmal anders!” and thus shows her close connection to the Viennese sound tradition.
© Alexander Bogdan Thompson

for piano and Orchestra
to premiere in November

Dora Deliyska’s develops conceptual programm, first time for piano and orchestra. Including monumental pieces, such as Liszt Totentanz and Rachmaninov, Paganini Variations the pianist reache new sound structures and unites the program with the “Dies Irae” theme

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Dora Deliyska

Artist’s biography

In recent years, Dora Deliyska has established herself not only as one of the leading, but also most versatile and interesting pianists of the present day. Her self-developed artistic projects have their own dramaturgy and cast a new and unique perspective on piano literature and the art of interpretation.

Through years of concert performances as well as audio and video recordings, Dora Deliyska has garnered international critical and audience acclaim. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Bach to Ligeti. She creates a connection between sensitive piano interpretation, precise virtuosity and well-founded musicological debate.


Dora Deliyska is a Bösendorfer Artist.


Alles Walzer, einmal anders!

With her most recent release, “Alles Walzer, einmal anders!”, Dora Deliyska enables her listeners to experience the Viennese waltz in an altogether different way. The pianist constructs complexities on the basic structure of this dance and shows the waltz in its myriad of facets: From Viennese-elegant to modern, virtuosic, orchestral; even impressionist. A Viennese newspaper named the CD as one of Austria’s Top 10 cultural events in 2020.

Études & Préludes

There are several important piano cycles that consist of 24 pieces. Composers have always liked drawing on this straightforward structure. So does Dora Deliyska – and combines and juxtaposes twelve Etudes and twelve Preludes by composers Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, György Ligeti, and Nikolai Kapustin. The first part is made up of twelve hand-picked Etudes that are arranged by interval, going from a second all the way to the octave, intensifying emotionally with each step. The twelve Preludes of the second part mirror the first half and bring into balance the recital program which – greater than the sum of its 24 individual parts – could be seen as an artwork in and of itself.


The idea of the whole being more than the sum of its parts is made tangible by Dora Deliyska’s B-A-C-H Project. The Viennese-trained, Bulgarian-born pianist manages to combine excerpts from Bach’s WellTempered Clavier with corresponding selections from Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues op.87 and Chopin Etudes in such a way that the collection becomes an artwork itself.

Frank Siebert




Vienna | Études & Préludes, piano recital




Vienna | Études & Préludes, piano recital

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© Mischa Nawrata
© Mischa Nawrata

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